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DESIGN PORTFOLIO

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I believe that there is beauty in simplicity. With every project I take on, I focus on nding a creative solution that e ectively combines functionality, feasibility, and aesthetic appeal. Ive found that simple and logical designs can harness these qualities with less material and more e cient manufacturing techniques. I feel that my strengths are in CAD modeling, concept rendering, modelmaking, and maintaining a clear and thoughtful concept direction throughout the design process.

Evisca salt+pepper dispenser

Assembly of the Nittio oor lamp

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Crafted Thirdlung Alivio Nittio Sling Additional

Modular phone case series Avalanche survival jacket Ergonomic classical guitar Energy e cient oor lamp Multipurpose phone case Personal + side projects

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Modular phone case series

Modular phone case series

The Crafted cases began as a personal side project while working at Case-Mate, but rapidly evolved to be the most ubiquitous platform in the company The two-part snap case provides excellent protection for the phone and features a modular back that can accomodate any number of materials and graphics While managing this project, I worked with suppliers in China and the US to grant exclusive use of several materials including wood, pearl, and gemstones Case-Mates recent rebranding was centralized around the Crafted series
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A. original concept renders

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B. detail of the case assembly showing snap features and interior liner

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C. pearls, carbon ber, and woods case with logo detail D. webpage feature

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Avalanche survival jacket

Avalanche survival jacket


The design of the Thirdlung Jacket arose from the discovery that the majority of avalanche deaths are due to CO2 re-inhalation, causing su ocation

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A. comparison matrix of existing avalanche rescue technology

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B. sketch iterations exploring integration of technology into clothing

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C. concept renders with functional details

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Avalanche survival jacket


The jacket incorporates two systems designed to provide immediate aid to avalanche victims buried under densely packed snow A collar-mounted breathing system uses two uni-directional valves to ensure a continuous ow of clean oxygen to the victim Additionally, the solar-charged radio beacon transmits 2 hours of proximity-amplied radio location after only 10 minutes in the sun The Thirdlung jacket is also a durable alpine hard shell, featuring a 2.5 layer breathable waterproof construction
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Shockproof Radio Transmitter + Flexible Solar Cell

Collar-Mounted Facemask Uni-directional Breathing Valves Carbon Dioxide Exhalation Port

Crush-Resistant Air Tubes

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A. nal concept renders and feature callouts

Clog-Proof Oxygen Inhalation Port


B. real-world testing of the breathing system under hard packed snow

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C. detail views of the fully-functional prototype jacket

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Alivio

Ergonomic classical guitar

Alivio

Ergonomic classical guitar

The Alivio guitar is designed to reduce the likelihood of a classical guitar player developing debilitating injuries due to extended playing Over 70% of professional classical guitarists have su ered from overuse syndrome and related musculoskeletal disorders, requiring months of recovery Alivio is ergonomically designed to relieve tension in the shoulders and back without adversely a ecting the guitarists playing stance
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CF Soundboard Mahogany Neck

Composite Body

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A. concept exploration sketches and diagrams B. rapid 3D concept rendering

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C. comparative user testing with foam prototype

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D. quality function deployment diagram

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Alivio
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Ergonomic classical guitar

Through intensive market research, I found that my target market wanted a practice guitar to be durable and unique Alivio is modular, allowing the user to tailor specic tones with di erent soundboards and body shapes Carbon ber construction makes the Alivio guitar more durable and resistant to aging e ects, without sacricing acoustics

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A. 3D rendering details and exploded view

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B. process photos of carbon ber body and soundboard construction C. nal prototype details and use

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Nittio
Energy e cient oor lamp

Nittio

Energy e cient oor lamp

The Nittio lamp uses two industrial uorescent light tubes and wood veneer slats to produce enough ambient light to ll a large room
A n lamp important asp e ctimes t of the lam p wa s h ow The is 6 more e t h e cient than a standard light bulb and produces c i rc u i t s wo u l d b e s i t u a t e d , I h a d t o p l a n wh e re t o p l a c e t h e b a l l a s t a n d l i g h t m o u n t s . 4 times as much omnidirectional light

Energy e ciency also extends to the lamps manufacturing simplicity, at-pack capability, and use of reclaimed and recyclable materials Featured in c the Modern 2011 design show at t h Atlanta re a t e a f l o o r l a m p
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B. aluminum frame and veneer slats detail C. functional prototype full view

A. concept sketches and conguration renders CONCEPTS CONCEPTS

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Multipurpose phone case

Multipurpose phone case


The concept for the Sling case originated during my junior year at Georgia Tech as a way to combine my iPod case and the contents of my wallet The idea resurfaced at Case-Mate when we were looking to combine our popular Pop! ID and stand stand cases without sacricing functionality The Sling case uses low-durometer TPE bands co-molded with a rigid polycarbonate frame to protect the phone, hold a stand, and store cards, cash, and cables
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A. concept exploration sketches

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B. prototype model and usability testing C. transparency showing co-mold details

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D. renders showing nal form and colors

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Personal + side projects

Personal + side projects

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Furniture-Grade Plywood

Hardwood Veneer

Medium-Density Fiberboard

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A. Evisca Salt + Pepper Mill black cherry and aluminum

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B. Co ee Machine and Kids Toy Camera felt tip pen and prismacolor markers

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D. GT IDSA T-Shirt Design adobe illustrator E. Split Cube Co ee Mug gured walnut and aluminum

C. GT Student Library Recycling bins marker render; MDF, plywood, veneer

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Education
Georgia Institute of Technology | 2007-2011 Bachelors in Science of Industrial Design Graduated May 2011 with Deans Honors 3.40/3.62 Overall/Major GPA

Experience
Case-Mate | Mobile Accessories | Atlanta, GA | Oct 2011 - Present Industrial Designer Patagonia | Outdoor Clothing Retail | Atlanta, GA | Aug 2010 - Oct 2011 Sales Associate Best Buy | Electronics Retail | Stone Mountain, GA | Aug 2006 - Jun 2007 Geek Squad In-Store Technician Media Sales Representative AV Integration Works | Audio/Visual Equipment | Tucker, GA | Jun 2008 - Aug 2009 Service Assistant for Gwinnett County Public Schools

Expertise
Software: Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop Dassault Systemes SolidWorks Autodesk AutoCAD, Sketchbook Pro Luxion KeyShot Physical: Design Sketching Modelmaking & Prototyping Carbon Fiber/Fiberglass Molding Metalworking & Welding SLA/SLS/FDM 3D Printing Woodworking Laser Cutting